Memphis Made News:

News, thoughts, and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing Co.

The Judge and Plaid ATTACK!!! Are Back

As the weather (finally) is starting to turn colder, we're bringing back two favorites, The Judge and Plaid ATTACK!!!, for the autumn.

 

Here’s a little about each beer:

 

The Judge (6 percent ABV)

Here comes The Judge! Here comes The Judge! Order in the court 'cause The Judge is in the building! You've been summoned to enjoy a chocolate-vanilla porter made with roasted cocoa nibs and Madagascar vanilla. This very judicious offering balances roasty malt notes with hints of vanilla and cocoa. It has a solid body and holds a great head at 6 percent ABV. So put on your Sunday best because The Judge's court is in session and there will be no objections.

 

Plaid ATTACK!!! (6.2 percent ABV)

This Scottish ale clocks in at 6.2 percent ABV. Its solid malt backbone comes from Marris Otter, crystal, chocolate and a dash of smoked cherry wood malts. This is balanced with a variety of UK classic hops to create a smooth drinking Scottish ale.

 

Looks for kegs and cans of these beers in the taproom and out in the market throughout West Tennessee and North Mississippi soon.

 

Gonerbrau for Gonerfest 18

After a year off, it's finally time to celebrate that special time that is Gonerfest 18.

We've brewed up a new batch of Gonerbrau for this year's festivities and it's hitting the market this week. 

Gonerbrau is a light and easy-drinking beer calibrated to get you through all the shows. 

Sara Moseley, the in-house designer for Goner Records, designed the cans with art from Jeff Mahannah.

This year, all Gonerfest shows and events will be at Railgarten, just around the corner from our brewery. 

They will have plenty of beer for the festival, but you can also find some at our taproom and at a few select places around town. 

Gonerfest runs Sept. 23-26.

For more information, visit https://goner-records.com/pages/gonerfest

Late Summer Seasonals

As the calendar flips to August, we start to think about the upcoming fall. 

But we're not there yet.

That's why we're releasing a couple late summer seasonal beers to get you through the last days of summer.

The first is a new one: Aye-Aye Captain. We went deep under the sea and rounded up all the uninhibited pineapples and threw them into this tropical ale. It also has a little lime and mango for a super refreshing addition to your summer.

We've also brought back Covhefe, where we mashed our Greenswarden Hefeweizen with coconut and made this amazing tiny hand crafted beer.

We hope you enjoy these until the cooler weather finally comes around.

Two New Brews

Our brewers just can’t sit still.

We’ve got two new limited-release beers hitting the market soon in cans: Beserker and Colonial Aggression.

We debuted these in the taproom last week but wanted to share them with the wider world. 

Here’s a little more about them:

 

Beserker (6.6 percent ABV) 

In Old Norse times, berserkers were those who were said to have fought in a trance-like state having drawn their power from the bear. This IPA draws its power and fruit-forward bitterness from a load of Trident and Lotus hops and Norwegian yeast. In battle, berserkers were subject to fits of frenzy and rage and were immune to steel and fire, wreaking great havoc in the ranks of the enemy. While you likely won’t be fighting off anything other than summer heat with this Norwegian IPA, you can still tell your friends you are going BESERK!

 

Colonial Aggression (4.7 percent ABV) 

Brewed just in time for the Fourth of July, a date the British consider a day of Colonial Aggression. With light malt on the front end, a hint of biscuit, and a light hoppy brightness on the end, this Extra Special Bitter has something for all independence-loving people. Brewed with traditional British hops and all American malt, this taproom-only beer is indeed extra special and a little bitter. 

 

Keep an eye for these beers in Shelby County stores wherever good beer is sold. They won’t last long.

 

We're Going to Jackson

After almost eight years of Shelby County being the only place in Tennessee to get Memphis Made Brewing Co. beer, we’re heading eastward.

We’ve signed a deal with DET Distributing Co. and they have started carrying our beer throughout West Tennessee, from Fayette County all the way to Jackson.

This move is part of our gradual expansion plan.

We opened in October 2013 and self-distributed for years, meaning the only place you could get our beer was in Shelby County.

We started distributing in North Mississippi in 2020 through Clark Beverage Group, extending down to Starkville.

This new expansion grows our footprint in the Volunteer State.

This new territory will include Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Tipton Counties.